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Role We Play: Business Partner

Business Partnerships

As a trusted philanthropic partner, we align corporate social responsibility goals and passions with community needs to address problems no one can solve alone.

Our Impact

Nearly 67,000 people served through 5,000 volunteers in 2020

50,000 backpacks packed in 2021

Arise Project Raises $25,000 for LGBTQ Homeless Youth

Benefits to Companies

What We Offer Businesses

As a critical part of achieving our vision of a community where all people thrive, we help businesses of all sizes strengthen their philanthropic efforts, build a culture of volunteerism and engage entire workforces in fueling change in our community.

Volunteer Projects

Volunteer opportunities designed around the unique priorities of individual teams can strengthen workplace culture as well as our community.


Customized sponsorships and fundraising initiatives align corporate giving with organizational values.

Employee Fundraising

Fundraising campaigns provide an avenue for employees to invest in and transform the neighborhoods where they live and work.

How We Show Up as a Business Partner

Salesforce Philanthropy Cloud

This platform powers company-wide social impact initiatives — from employee giving to corporate social responsibility goals — providing employees personalized donation and volunteer experiences.

Arise Project

Established to bring caring professionals together in support of the lives of LGBTQ youth experiencing homelessness, Arise Project empowers the organizations that serve these young people to expand their services.

Volunteer United

Mobilizing thousands of volunteers each year, we work to fill backpacks with school supplies, assemble kits for people transitioning to stable housing and much more.

Get Involved


Partner with our team on a volunteer program, employee giving initiative or sponsorship opportunity.

Workplace Ambassadors

Champion United Way in your workplace and inspire your co-workers to become changemakers.

Community Changemakers

Invite us to your workplace to talk about how we can work together to create a community where all thrive.

Events and Updates

Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Scottie Carter Joins Greater Twin Cities United Way as DEI Leader

October 20, 2021
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Innovative Approaches to Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing

September 29, 2021
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Indigenous Peoples’ Day

September 29, 2021
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